Sunday, November 16, 2008

Scrum Breakfast/Dec/Project Lighting Beacons

Once again, we are pleased to welcome to the Scrum Breakfast in Zurich speakers from abroad with real world experience introducing Scrum into large organizations.

Christoph "Krishan" Mathis and Simon Roberts will describe their approach to Enterprise Scrum based on their experiences introducing Scrum in traditional organizations in the UK and Germany. They will touch on the following topics during the talk:
  • How to use the original unmodified Scrum framework
  • How to augment Scrum by specific best practices for project chartering, agile engineering and embedding into the needs of corporate governance and control.
  • How the introduction of Scrum inevitably has an impact on an organization’s culture, leadership style, job definitions etc.
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Managing the transition to Scrum from a change management perspective
  • Pitfalls and key success factors for a successful transition
Using a metaphor of “Lighting Beacons” to describe their approach, they will tell the story of how they introduced Scrum to a major financial institution.

About Dr. Christoph Mathis

Based in Munich, Germany, Christoph is an experienced Scrum Coach, Mentor and Trainer with a strong background in software engineering, particularly with J2EE. Christoph has actively applied Scrum since 2003 and Extreme Programming since 2001.

Christoph is currently coaching as part of the Allianz Deutschland AG Scrum Center and consulting with Allianz on their Enterprise Scrum transition.

About Simon Roberts MBA

Based in Berlin, Germany, Simon is an experienced Scrum Coach, Mentor and Trainer with a strong background in software engineering. He has actively applied Scrum since 2002 and lightweight/agile methods since the late 1990s. His specializes in introducing and coaching Scrum in traditional Enterprises, particularly in the financial sector, in the UK and Germany.

Simon Roberts is currently coaching as part of the Allianz Deutschland AG Scrum Center and consulting with Allianz on their Enterprise Scrum transition.

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Afterward, the members of SwissICT Lean Agile Scrum Group can meet to discuss upcoming activities...

Registration

The Scrum Breakfast is organized in cooperation with the SwissICT Lean Agile Scrum Working Group.

As usual, namics provides location, coffee and croissants. swiss IT bridge will sponsor the webinar. Active and interesting discussions are a given!

Doors open at 8.00, Presentation starts at 8.35 (so you can catch a train which arrives at or before 8.30 and make the start of the presentation.


Register for the event (on-site)
Register for the Webinar (via Internet)



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Recommendations

I am always happy when a customer says 'Thank you'. It's actually my top objective when I give a course or take on a consulting assignment.

Anton Schultschik took my course Agile Project Management for Scrum Teams a few months ago, and this is what he had to say about it:



If the image is jumpy, here is a low resolution version. And a German language version.
 
Thank you, Anton for taking the time to produce such a special recommendation!